One Life Left's Podcast

We start this episode having to say goodbye to an unsung member of Team OLL. One who has played an integral part in numerous episodes and we're not sure if we'll ever be the same again. Farewell Ann's nose stud (unless she's found you again).

However, we decided against making this episode a memorial to the memory of the stud and instead chose to ask this week's Super-Special Guest Read Only Memory's Darren Wallabout his own piercings. Oh, and we asked him about ROM's new book about the Sega Megadrive which was written by the fifth-placed loser of the Journalist's Journalist award at this year's GMAs. Or Keith Stuart as he is commonly known. We tried to find out who is the subject of the next book that Darren is working on, but instead got annoyed at the acknowledgment section in Keith's book.

Ann found out about a different type of STI, Simon got annoyed with public transport and Ste got confused about where ducklings live. We also debated the sexiness of Bitmap Brother Eric Matthews and had features from Sega Badawi and Super Roger World.

Make sure to come and sing with us at GameCity if you're there or if you can't make it then come to our Christmas Party which we'll confirm next week. Maybe.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://twitter.com/romalerts
http://Readonlymemory.vg

Track list:
1. Volt 44 - Night Of The Living Dead
http://chipmusic.org/volt+44/music/night-of-the-living-dead-lsdj
2. Mister Beep - Slowing Down The Chaos
http://chipmusic.org/mister+beep/music/slowing-down-the-chaos-zx48
3. Syobonaction - Lilos
http://chipmusic.org/syobonaction/music/lilos
4. Groovemaster 303 - Pump It
http://chipmusic.org/groovemaster303/music/pump-it-scratchin-the-vinyl-remix

Direct download: OLL_27_10_2014.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT

WARNING: Simon once again forgets about sound levels and decides to shout "Get out" at a very loud volume fairly early on in this episode. This will be very annoying, so be prepared. Guy Cocker never has to put up with stuff like this. Sorry.

But the rest of the show is at a good level for listening to. The quality? Well that's for you to decide. Ste is back for the first show in four weeks and as if to add the pressure we had Simon the intern doing some independent verification on how well we produce a radio show. Luckily we had an excellent Super-Special Guest in Laughing Jackal's Alasdair Evans who spoke about his latest release, the py-rogue-a-like Flame Over, if it has any ghosts in it and what Sony Mobile are like to work for.

Ste temporarily changed into being a thesaurus, Ann went overboard with the selfie stick and Simon had a weird emphasis on the word 'spreads'. We also had features from Super Roger World, Sega Badawi and possibly a Super-Special-Secret Contributor!

All from the GMA's second-favourite Radio Show or Podcast :(

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Laughing_Jackal
https://twitter.com/ev4nac
http://gamecity2014.sched.org/event/a982cb2b80f29810abfc7bee791abdb9

Track list:
1. Weave Of K - Open Spaces
http://chipmusic.org/weave+of+k/music/open-spaces
2. Klamm - Robot Warrior Plus
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/robot-warrior-plus
3. Bitamin - Connected
http://chipmusic.org/bitamin/music/bitamin---connected

Direct download: OLL_20_10_2014.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:53pm EDT

We're sorry that we weren't on air last week, but Ann Life Left was so great that we felt you would need an extra week to recover. Whilst we allowed Simon to come back on air after he promised that he had learnt his lesson, Ste was being belligerent so we left him on a mountain in Norway. This resulted in a different show to the ones that you're used to. A show where mic levels and timetables were not appreciated.

However our Super-Special Guest Christos Reid was someone that we greatly appreciated. He came in at extremely short notice and proved to be an excellent guest. So much so that Simon had to merge the reviews and letters sections, but it was done so smoothly that you'll never notice. We found about Christos' time in media, why he created a game jam and what his Dad thought of his games.

Dr. Avatar made an appearance along with Sega Badawi. Sega has been moaning for ages about needing a weather presenter to help his local news feature so Simon and Ann decided to give a break to Cara Ellison who was in the middle of a typhoon in Japan. In the weeks to come we'll be auditioning Helen Lewis for our economics editor and Simon 'Parko' Parkin to be our Eye In The Sky.

Ste will be returning next week and we'll be moaning about losing in the GMAs. Unless something amazing happens! Other than this week's #THIRDSDAY which will definitely be amazing!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://twitter.com/failnaut
http://twitter.com/caraellison

Track list:
1. Boy Without Batteries - Shake It Off
http://chipmusic.org/boy+without+batteries/music/taylor-swift---shake-it-off-chiptune-cover
2. Volt 44 - Rockhawk
http://chipmusic.org/volt+44/music/rockhawk
3. Arlen - Galactic Snax
http://chipmusic.org/arlen/music/galactic-snax

Direct download: OLL_13_10_2014.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

Sometimes - if we've been really good and very lucky - Ste and Simon are both unable to get to the studio. This means that Ann is given free reign and can curate her own videogame radio show. So we welcome into the studio Rock Paper Shotgun's Philippa Warr as a Super-Special Co-Presenter and Leigh Alexander, Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris, Kerry Turner and Monica Ion as the Super-Special Guests.

In addition to the four SSGs we had messages from all around the world from Arielle Grimes, Tina Kalinger, Nathalie De Los Santos and Merritt Kopas telling us about how they work with games. Thanks again to everyone who contributed to this episode.

Next week all will be back to normal, for which we can only apologise.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://twitter.com/reallyfancy
http://twitter.com/MituK
http://twitter.com/leighalexander
http://twitter.com/Monica_ion
http://twitter.com/scanters
http://twitter.com/philippawarr
http://www.therabbitclub.com/
http://thetiniestshark.com/
http://leighalexander.net/
http://www.monicaion.com/

Track list:
1. infodrive - You Won't Remember Me
http://chipmusic.org/infodrive/music/you-wont-remember-me
2. powersupply - Underwater Cavern
http://chipmusic.org/powersupply/music/underwater-cavern
3. my.Explosion - Why Do You Care?
http://chipmusic.org/my.explosion/music/why-do-you-care

Direct download: OLL_29_09_2014.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT